Fokker Control Systems has been selected by IPTN to supply a rig for fatigue testing of the N-250 commuter aircraft. Indonesia's state-owned test laboratory, LUK, will be responsible for integrating the equipment and carrying out the tests.
LUK will perform an accelerated-flight-cycle programme on an N-250 test airframe, split into forward and aft sections. According to Aart Hemmink, general manager of Fokker Control Systems, each flight-cycle can be performed in "approximately 2min".
The rig will be controlled by hydraulic jacks, and include a pressurisation system and an electronic control and data acquisition unit, adds Hemmink. Amsterdam-based Control Systems, a division of Fokker Space, will begin deliveries during the first quarter of 1997.
Source: Flight International